Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 203--205

Geriatric Patients Attending a General Hospital Psychiatry Clinic


GS Bhogale1, CY Sudarshan2 
1 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka, India
2 Lecturer in Psychiatry, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
G S Bhogale
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
India

238 case records of all the patients aged sixty years and above who visited psychiatry departments of two general hospitals during a three year period were retrospectively analyzed. The mean age of sample was 67 years; 43.7% of patients had functional psychosis. 55.8% of the functional cases had paranoid features. 43.28% of the sample had at least one associated physical illness, the majority of the patients had a caring spouse, were from joint or extended families and had some education and at least part time occupation.


How to cite this article:
Bhogale G S, Sudarshan C Y. Geriatric Patients Attending a General Hospital Psychiatry Clinic.Indian J Psychiatry 1993;35:203-205


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Bhogale G S, Sudarshan C Y. Geriatric Patients Attending a General Hospital Psychiatry Clinic. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1993 [cited 2019 Oct 19 ];35:203-205
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